- According to the Council, churches do strictly abide by the COVID-19 guidelines
- That notwithstanding, there has been calls by a section of Ghanaians for church activities to be banned following the recent increase in cases
- Meanwhile, herbal medicine has been approved for a clinical trial for the treatment of the virus
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The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council has described as illogical calls for church services to be banned in the wake of the increasing active COVID-19 cases in the country.
According to the Council’s General Secretary, Rev Emmanuel Barigah, there is no data to show that people “come to church and contract the virus.”
“If there’s one place people observe the protocols strictly, it’s the church,” he told Accra-based Starr FM in an interview on Tuesday, January 2, 2012, monitored by YEN.com.gh.
Meanwhile, a herbal medicine, Cryptolepis sanguinolenta, has been approved for a clinical trial in Ghana for the treatment of COVID-19.
Known locally as ‘Nibima’, Cryptolepis sanguinolenta's approval for the trial was announced on Monday, February 1, 2021, by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA).
This comes at a time the country is reeling under the devastating nature of the scourge.
Ghana recorded its first case of the virus on March 12, 2020, from two people who arrived in the country—a Ghanaian and a Norwegian national.
Ghana has since the inception of January witnessed an astronomical surge in case count.
Active cases stand at 5,358. So far, 416 people have died from the deadly contagion with 170 and 44 persons in severe and critical conditions respectively.
Ghana is set to procure over 17 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of June.
President Nana Akufo-Addo made this known when he delivered the 23rd COVID-19 national address on Sunday, January 31, 2021.
The first batch of the COVID-19 vaccines is expected to arrive in the country by March 2021.
In other news, YEN.com.gh earlier filed a report of how the Founder and leader of the Action Chapel International, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, was spotted wearing two masks at the same time.
He was spotted with the double mask at the funeral of the late former President of Ghana, Ft Lt Jerry John Rawlings, at the Black Star Square on January 27, 2021.
His unwavering faith in God and the power that lies in prayer has gotten some people wondering why he was doubly serious about preventing COVID-19.
The much-revered man of God has explained why he wore double facemasks at the funeral of former President Jerry John Rawlings.
He disclosed that he received a lot of calls from friends and congregants curious to know if his action had something to do with divine instruction.
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